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Josef Delon Richardson, 38
Port Allen, Louisiana
July 25, 2019

Agencies: West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's Office Louisiana

Last updated: 3 months ago

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A Port Allen man shot Thursday by a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy was killed by a single bullet to the back of his neck, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday, nearly five days since the deadly encounter.

The gunshot severed part of 38-year-old Josef Richardson's spinal cord and severely injured the base of his skull, the report from the West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office shows.

Richardson died at the scene.

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